Eating with St. Ignatius

At this time of year, many of us are attending holiday parties or enjoying special Christmas treats at home. Take a break and consider what St. Ignatius would have eaten at different phases of his life with the Loyola Press infographic, “Eating with St. Ignatius.” And while slowing down to ponder food, savor these other taste-themed posts at dotMagis: Eating as Prayer Taste and See: Experiencing God with Our Sense of Taste Imaginative Prayer: Lunch […]

Coming Together at Table

Growing up, our table was always filled with friend and stranger. While we lived far from our own families of origin, we were never at a loss for family because, through the sharing of meals, a beautiful and unique family arose. At that table, we prayed together, savored dishes from around the world, and learned about the ways in which holidays and holy days were celebrated in each person’s culture. People would often bring token […]

Eating as Prayer

In preparing to write this blog post on eating as prayer, I did significant firsthand research on the subject. Three times a day I ate a meal. Sometimes between meals I would snack. Sometimes my meal was small pieces of fruit, other times four-course events with friends. I ate hot fudge sundaes. Salads with a garden full of veggies. Burgers on the grill. A bowl of cereal. Time of day didn’t matter. Amount eaten didn’t […]

Pre-Prans with Ruthie

Looking for a tasty fall snack or autumn beverage? This episode of Pre-Prans with Ruthie, the Ignatian cooking show, has some ideas. Host Ruthie Blacksea is also featured in the Food and Faith series from Loyola Press, where she tells us her favorite meal to cook and shares some thoughts about how cooking is prayerful. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video Pre-Prans with Ruthie.

Finding God in the Kitchen

A Jesuit who is a professionally trained chef. A Catholic who found the Spiritual Exercises re-booted his health. A café run by former gang members. These are just a few of the stories presented in Loyola Press’s Food and Faith, a new series that celebrates the many ways Catholics express their faith through the culinary arts. The series covers a wide scope of the personal and public ways faith is shared through food. We hope […]

You Are What You Eat

These days I am trying to get my daughters to eat better food than the usual kid fare of mac ‘n’ cheese, hotdogs, and chicken nuggets.  I’ve been mindful of how many carbohydrates they eat, how much protein, the variety of vitamin-rich foods, and so on. Not long ago I took my older daughter to a talk given by a nutritionist, sponsored by the local girls’ running group.  She said something that has stuck with […]